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Senior Environmental Graphic Designer Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Works closely and collaboratively with clients to conceptualize, prepare, design and fabricate a variety of two and three-dimensional graphics, maps, and signs that identify, direct, inform, interpret and visually enhance the campus environment using computer-assisted technology and materials common to the environmental graphic design industry.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is the third classification in a series of five classifications and is distinguished from the second level in that the Environmental Graphic Design Principal performs more complex work and requires specialized knowledge in design with computer-aided design technology, signage, coordinating request with clients and provides extensive cost estimates including design, production, fabrication and installation, and reviews construction drawings.

Examples of Duties:

  • Works closely with clients requesting signage by developing ideas, suggests new and modifications to existing ideas/concepts to ensure consistency with overall environmental, visual and aesthetic plans for the University.
  • Prepares printing specifications for requested signage to ensure adherence with established branding, logo and overall design standards.
  • Prepares cost estimates including design, production, fabrication and installation; maintains accurate records of work in progress for billing and department records.
  • Designs from blueprints, hand drawn or digital files a variety of aesthetic environmental signs, maps, banners and murals to enhance overall campus identity and assists improve wayfinding.
  • Prepares photo visualizations and mockups of proposed signage for placement, content and/or usage.
  • Works closely with both internal and external resources to coordinate production of requested signage to ensure adherence with established timetables.
  • Proofs for consistency and adherence to established printing and quality standards/specifications.
  • Creates and prepares floor plans to determine the most effective placement of signage.
  • Conducts construction drawing reviews to discuss options/ideas/concepts for signage to ensure consistency with overall plans and optimal use of design elements to achieve objectives.
  • Applies signage and graphics to a variety of interior and exterior surfaces to assist enhance and/or increase wayfinding and visual information across the University.
  • Confers with clients and Environmental Graphic Design staff and others regarding project specifications, polices and graphic standards.
  • Designs, cuts, routes plastic, wood, and metal signs and environmental graphics.
  • Operates computer-assisted design sign making equipment to ensure visually appealing and effective communication of message, accuracy and effectiveness of final design.
  • Operates vehicles to deliver and transport materials.
  • Operates power tools, hand tools, saws and climbs ladders.
  • Coordinates and leads the work of others.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of sign materials and fabrication methods.
  • Knowledge of computer-generated signage programs.
  • Knowledge of printing procedures and requirements.
  • Knowledge of signage standards and requirements.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and methods of cost estimating and project management
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and methods associated with way finding.
  • Knowledge of the safe and proper use of a variety of hand and power tools.
  • Skill in the utilization of specified computerized signage programs.
  • Skill with computer-assisted design and sign-making equipment.
  • Skill in verbal and written communication, editing and proofreading.
  • Skill in detail-oriented assembly and fabrication techniques.
  • Ability to conceptualize needs, estimate costs and communicate university requirements.
  • Ability to be accurate while meeting time constraints and budget limitations.
  • Ability to design within established university graphic standards guidelines.
  • Ability to work from blueprints, hand drawings or digital files.
  • Ability to perform work requiring physical exertion and exposure to varying physical locations

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelorís degree in Graphic Design, Graphic Arts, Visual Arts or related field such as English, Journalism, Marketing, Psychology, Advertising or Public Relations and three (3) years experience in Architectural Signage, Environmental Graphic Design, Graphic Design or Industrial Design; OR, Seven (7) years experience in Architectural Signage, Environmental Graphic Design, Graphic Design or Industrial Design; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. This classification requires a current Class D Arizona driverís license.


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